Sunrise, sunset. Sunrise, sunset. In case you didn’t get the memo, Terrace Afterhours has flipped the script. While house heads and techno connoisseurs previously danced until after dawn at the club on the roof of Larry Flynt’s Hustler Club during the summer, the venue is now turning into an afternoon destination for the winter months.
For the next installment of the Terrace’s weekly Sunday afternoon festivities, German duo Monkey Safari headlines the party’s holiday edition. Dubbed “Santa Safari,” the jungle meets “Jingle Bells” for a costume party that encourages everything from classic ugly sweaters to a Christmasy cheetah or anything else one can dream of for this “hot, funky holiday party”—as Terrace’s main man Brett Rubin puts it—with great views of the city.
“Monkey Safari came out with a track called ‘Hi Life’ in 2012, and it’s probably one of my favorite electronic songs of the past decade,” says Rubin, a resident DJ at Terrace who has closed many Burning Man sets with the song. “I’ve always wanted to bring them out here, and they were doing a little tour in the U.S.” After seeing them play a killer daytime set at the Desert Hearts Festival, Rubin felt their melodic techno would fit the daytime vibe and groove.
So grab a group of festive friends, a new (unwrapped) toy for the donation bin (which earns you a free drink) and RSVP on Terrace Afterhours’ Facebook event page. Monkey Safari at Terrace Afterhours at the Hustler Club, December 17.